Where innovation meets opportunity

 

2023 Annual Report
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The challenge

Jobs that require a computing degree are the nation’s top source of new wages and the most effective path to economic mobility. Underrepresented college students have the largest barriers to success in tech.

CodePath is reprogramming higher education to create the most diverse generation of engineers, CTOs, and founders. We partner with universities to deliver industry-aligned curricula centered on the needs of Black, Latino/a, Indigenous, and low-income students. Our students are trained by senior engineers, battle-tested at top companies, and rise together to become the engineering leaders of tomorrow.

“Securing a career in the tech industry continues to offer great opportunities for social mobility. That’s why we’re thrilled to support CodePath and their work to ensure more students not only have access to pathways into tech, but the skills and preparation to excel in those careers.”

Loren Harris, Executive Director of National Impact, Ballmer Group

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CodePath approach

Our programs enable underserved college computing students, regardless of their university, to learn in-demand skills, land their first technical internship, and enter a software engineering-related role after graduation.

Direct to students

Our industry-aligned computer science curricula centers on the needs of students at 1) large, diverse colleges and universities with high concentrations of Black, Latino/a, Indigenous populations, and 2) minority-serving colleges and universities, like HBCUs and majority-Hispanic institutions. We also work closely with employer partners to incorporate work-based learning into curricula, which directly impacts employability and regional economies.

Direct to universities

CodePath’s vision is to transform university programs so that underrepresented students learn the skills they need to land tech internships and find competitive roles after graduation. Our approach is lower in cost, higher in quality, and more efficient than traditional strategies for systems change in higher education.

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Reshaping the tech workforce of
the future

7,316

Total students enrolled in 2023

80%

of students were Black, Latino/a, Indigenous or came from low-income backgrounds

641

schools in our national network of universities

4,000+

Student attendees and 60+ employers at CodePath’s inaugural Emerging Engineers Summit in October

80%

increase in successful job or internship placement among all alumni

$92,000

average annual salary of CodePath alum after graduation

Sebastian Nuñez

Sebastian Nuñez

“My yearly income has increased by 300 percent. I went from making $15,000 to $25,000 a year to $80,000 to $100,000.”

Between the technical skills and the interviewing and networking strategies he learned through CodePath, Sebastian says he’s now prepared for a long and productive career in software engineering: “I take pride in my work and am confident that the skills I’m learning will benefit me in my future endeavors.”

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2020

Sebastian enrolled at Miami Dade College and decided to major in computer science.

2022

Sebastian graduated from MDC with an Associate of Arts in computer science and enrolled at Florida International University to pursue his Bachelor of Arts in computer science.

2023

Sebastian enrolled in 3 CodePath courses: Android, Technical Interview Prep (Advanced), and Web Development (Advanced). He also participated in Google’s Tech Exchange Program and CodePath’s Internship Connection Program to find a summer internship, finally securing a technical internship with JP Morgan Chase.

2024

Sebastian secures subsequent internships and opportunities at UKG and Apple. This summer, Sebastian will join Google as a SWE Intern and in December, he will graduate with a B.S. in computer science.

Employer partners

CodePath’s employer partners are a vital link in the chain that connects educational opportunities to career success.

Amazon

Amazon and CodePath provided summer courses to 100 underserved students in the Washington D.C. Metro area on acing the technical interview, which companies use to assess a candidate’s proficiency.

Comcast

With support from Project UP, Comcast’s $1 billion initiative to advance digital equity, CodePath expanded its reach to Atlanta in 2023 and launched a new computer science education and career readiness program at Georgia State University (GSU). Dalila Wilson-Scott, EVP & Chief Diversity Officer of Comcast Corporation and President of Comcast NBCUniversal Foundation, serves on CodePath’s Board of Directors.

Salesforce

In addition to our partnership with Salesforce Futureforce Tech Launchpad, CodePath was selected as one of six nonprofits to participate in Salesforce’s inaugural Accelerator - AI for Impact, as we integrate AI tools into our teaching model to promote equal access to AI jobs for underrepresented students.

Where talent meets opportunity

Transforming the classroom

“CodePath’s work aligns with our focus on equity, and we are excited to support their efforts to provide high-quality technical training to students from underrepresented backgrounds. We believe that their programs will help drive economic growth, reduce disparities, and create new opportunities for our residents.”

Andre Dickens, Mayor of Atlanta

Computer science students who study with CodePath get hired at top tech companies at 8x the rate of their peers, helping us to forge deeper relationships with our higher education partners in 2023. Thanks to support from Comcast, we launched the CodePath Emerging Engineer Empowerment (E3) Program at Georgia State University. The program is designed to accelerate the progress of computing students by positioning them to secure one and, in some cases, multiple technical internship opportunities before graduation.

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Preparing today’s computer science students for tomorrow’s challenges

Since launching seven years ago, CodePath has changed the lives of thousands of Black, Latino/a, Indigenous, and low-income students and begun to transform colleges. In the next 5 years, CodePath will aim to:

100,000

Students per year that CodePath will reach by 2028

60%+

Internship and job placement rate for CodePath alumni

$5B

In economic mobility generated by CodePath alumni

Scale nationally in breadth, regionally in depth

Attain the most competitive technical roles

Ensure our nation’s continued prosperity

Molly Gregware, Director of Early Career Recruiting and Programs, BILL

“Working with CodePath allows BILL to hire diverse talent, invest in programs that offer industry-vetted courses and career support, and build our employer brand among tomorrow’s top tech leaders.”

Make an impact

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Support our work

Our career-changing work relies on the time and resources of many. Help us further our mission and reach more students across the country by donating to CodePath, and/or exploring our many volunteer opportunities.

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Hire our students

Our students train with senior engineers, intern at top companies, and rise together to become the tech leaders of tomorrow. Build your brand with our student community, fill internship and full-time roles efficiently, or design a technical internship program with engineering talent that is industry-ready and diverse. We offer a range of partnership options to help you scale your tech workforce.

Building the future together

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